Victorian riders closed off from states

Lions Rd border

South Australia and Queensland are opening their borders to all Australians except Victorian riders, tourists and visitors due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The former is still deciding on NSW and the ACT, but is expected to announce a decision later this week. However, its border with Victoria remains closed.

Meanwhile, Queensland has announced borders will reopen from 10 July 2020 to visitors from all states and territories other than Victoria.

That means riders in Queensland can leave and return, but should avoid travelling to Victoria.

It also means riders from all other states and territories can enter Queensland so long as they have not been to Victoria in the past 14 days.

If you lie, the penalty is a $4000 fine.

Anyone who has travelled from Victoria and enters Queensland from this Friday (3 July), including Queenslanders, will have to quarantine at their own expense for 14 days.

Victorian lockdown

For Victorian riders, it could be a long road trip!

Meanwhile, they can still ride into NSW and the ACT, unless they are in the 10 postcodes undergoing a second lockdown from tomorrow night: 3012, 3021, 3032, 3038, 3042, 3046, 3047, 3055, 3060, 3064.

Riders in those postcodes can only leave their homes for work, to provide care, to get exercise or to buy groceries.

The border decisions and postcode lockdowns come in the wake of Victoria detecting 139 new cases in the past two days including a further 64 on Tuesday.

We have contacted several departments and Queensland Police to find out if the concrete barriers at border crossings such as the Lions Rd (pictured) and on the Numinbah Rd will be removed on 10 July.

Queensland Police Service said they are “working through arrangements to facilitate upcoming changes to border restrictions in Queensland”.

“Police will implement revised processes at border checkpoints to enable a more seamless crossing for those travelling from states other than Victoria.

“More details regarding the upcoming changes to border restrictions and police processing will be made available in due course.”

Meanwhile, for Queenslanders and interstate visitors to access the state, they must obtain a new Queensland Entry Declaration which is only valid for seven days.

It only takes seconds to obtain the pass. Print it out and follow the instructions.

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